Another week – and another UFO finish! Although I didn’t finish my mega churn dash duvet cover till early last evening (Sunday) so the light was not good enough for photos. But here’s a couple of Monday photos, although I’m claiming it as a finish for last week.
Duvet cover on the clothesline
I added a strip of the pretty green, blue and lavender, speckled with gold fabric down the two sides, and across the bottom, where it hides the button fastening.
We always have a quilt on top of the duvet, (I am a quilter, after all) during the day anyway, although we do remove the quilt when we go to sleep in the warmer months. So the new duvet cover won’t really be seen too much. I’m pleased I persevered and made it, although it was a bit difficult manipulating all that fabric. But as I said earlier, I really wanted to try out the mega churn dash design, and yes, it really is mega. And the green fabric was just sitting in my stash, waiting for inspiration to strike.
The really nice thing I got out of this project (wrestling with all that fabric doesn’t count) was discovering that the old white sheet I was recycling for the back had quite a family connection. The name “Briggs” was marked onto one edge, which happens to be Robin’s Mum’s maiden name. We can only suppose that Bonnie cleared out her parents linen cupboard when they passed away and took the extra linen home with her. As I did when Robin’s Mum passed away. And I stitched 15 pyjama buttons on the button band, digging into mother-in-laws button collection which I now have in a big jar. Perhaps they were snipped off and saved from Robin’s outgrown pyjamas when he was a little boy? That’s what I like to think, anyway.
And no – I doubt if I’ll ever make another duvet cover again. Once was enough for me!